Mrs. Helene Gelfand, AH

Mrs. Helene Gelfand, an English studies principal at Bais Rivkah in Crown Heights, passed away on Friday.

Mrs. Helene Gelfand, a longtime educator at Bais Rivkah in Crown Heights, passed away on Friday, Tishrei, 5784.

Mrs. Helene Gelfand served as dedicated Bais Rivkah principal, caring for its primary students for 40 years.

Generations of parents, teachers and students remember her kindness and professionalism. She was a model of tznius, elegance and grace. 

Mrs. Gelfand served as English principal in Bais Rivka for 40 years from 1976-2016.

“The Bais Rivkah community past and present has tremendous הכרת הטוב for how she inspired her staff and students and touched their lives,” Bais Rivka said in a statement.

She is survived by her children Mrs. Rivka Warshavchik, Mr. Yakov Gelfand, Mrs. Ruthi Ismach, Mrs. Hudi Schnall, and Mr. Matis Gelfand.

Boruch Dayan Haemes.

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